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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Merit Based


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 70,000 per year(Taxable)
  • 2 years (non-renewable)


  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizen

Areas of research

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and/or humanities

How To Apply:

Anticipated 2020-2021 competition launch: June 01, 2020

As a result of COVID-19’s impact on priorities and capacity, the launch of the 2020 competition is postponed until June 01, 2020. The application deadline is set for October 1, 2020.